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Events, decisions, and reports at City Council for the week of July 5

July 9 2021 –

Vancouver City Council met electronically this week to hear and discuss a variety of topics during Council, Public Hearing, and Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meetings. 

Tuesday, July 6

Council began this week’s meeting by approving the following reports:

The meeting then turned to the 2022 Budget Outlook (412 KB). Patrice Impey, General Manager of Finance, Risk and Supply Chain Management, provided a presentation on the 2022-2026 Budget Outlook  (444 KB).

This was followed by an external presentation on the results of a 2021 Civic Service Satisfaction Survey (1.8 MB) from Ipsos.

After asking questions of staff and external presenters, Council approved an amended motion on the 2022 Budget Outlook.

Council then approved the following communications memo, reports, by-laws, and administrative motions:

The motion Keys to Housing Affordability (119 KB) was ruled out of order.

Remaining motions on Keeping the Public in the Information Loop (85 KB) and Toward Reconciliation: Renaming Trutch Street (91 KB) were referred to Wednesday’s Standing Committee meeting, in order to hear from speakers.

At the Public Hearing on Tuesday evening, Council heard from staff, applicants and speakers, and approved:

Wednesday, July 7

The Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting began with a staff presentation (314 KB) on Policy Enquiry Process: Approach and Criteria (468 KB). After asking questions of staff, hearing from speakers and debate, Council approved this with amendments.

The meeting then turned to consider the Methodology for Co-operative Housing Lease Renewals (1.3 MB) report. Staff gave a presentation on Lease Renewal Methodology for Co-operative Housing on City Land (778 KB). Council asked questions of staff, heard from one speaker on the public body representative list, and heard from 50 public speakers.

The meeting recessed to reconvene on Thursday.

Thursday, July 8

At the reconvened Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting, Council asked more questions of staff, debated and approved an amended motion on Methodology for Co-operative Housing Lease Renewals.

“A lot of focused work and negotiations with city staff and the co-op sector, alongside passionate articulations from residents in support of their home resulted in Council really coming together with thoughtful amendments and understanding to decisively affirm support for the future of co-ops as affordable non market community housing on leased city land,” said Councillor Pete Fry. “After years of uncertainty and the anxiety that has been causing, this is a great result for co-op communities and our City!”

The meeting then turned to two motions originally referred from Tuesday’s Council meeting, with one speaker heard for each.

Keeping the Public in the Information Loop (85 KB) was approved with an amendment, and Council unanimously approved Toward Reconciliation: Renaming Trutch Street (91 KB).

“Researching the history of Joseph Trutch has been an uncomfortable acknowledgement of the painful memories this name and his legacy inflicts on the local indigenous community,” said Councillor Fry. “Renaming Trutch Street  is a long overdue correction.”

The next Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, at 6pm. Find agendas and meeting reports on council.vancouver.ca.